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Feds begin meeting tour on salmon-protection plans

WENATCHEE — The three federal agencies tasked with helping devise the latest plan to manage federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers launched a two-month roster of public-outreach presentations here Monday.

NCW fruit industry includes three key elements

WENATCHEE — Weather, people, and technology. Those are the three elements that allow North Central Washington to be such a dominant player in the world market of fruit growing.

People & Places

News from the world of business in North Central Washington

Who else self-insures?

Self-insured health insurance is more common among private businesses with 250 or more employees than it is among counties and other public entities, Steve Valandra, spokesman for the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner, said in an email.

Chelan County happy with self-insured health savings

WENATCHEE — As Chelan County’s number crunchers continue to hammer out the 2017 budget, one thing they don’t have to worry about this year is an astronomical increase in employee health-insurance costs.

30 Under 35 | Next question: Amy Kerker

The Wenatchee Valley Business World’s “30 Under 35” program recently honored young community leaders. We tap their thoughts in this Sunday interview series.

STEM tour set for November

WENATCHEE — A tour of Apple STEM Network learning sites in Chelan and Douglas counties is planned for local business, civic, government and education leaders.

Wares fair

World photo/Don Seabrook

To squash a pumpkin

WENATCHEE — About 50 people showed up at the Stutzman Ranch on Easy Street in Sunnyslope Saturday to see if a barrage of 4-pound pumpkins could hit a 5-foot target 900 feet away.

U.S. is ready to begin River Treaty talks with Canada

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. State Department has authorized talks to begin with Canada to modernize a landmark treaty with Canada that governs Columbia River operations for flood control and hydropower generation.

Study recommends new safety features on Highway 20

NCW — A study prompted by a high number of motorcycle fatalities on Highway 20 between Marblemount and Okanogan recommends new warning signs, wider pavement and other safety measures at seven locations.